After four years of planning and working, Project Labyrinth’s efforts to build the first public outdoor labyrinth in Whatcom County is nearing completion, just in time for a fall equinox today.
The 57-foot diameter labyrinth has been built on the upper pavilion of Fairhaven Park, near the tennis courts. Its layout was inspired by the pattern of a sunflower, and spirals in the design are repeated in the labyrinth’s center.
“It’s a piece of art,” said Kathy Harris, a member of volunteer group Project Labyrinth. “There’s a beautiful bronze centerpiece.”
Labyrinths have deep and ancient roots, they are tools for contemplation.
The labyrinth in Fairhaven Park was designed by Chuck Nafziger, an Alger resident and a retired mechanical engineer.